1. Julia, your back yard has turned into such a fabulous garden and that pool and patio area is to die for. I love what you did with the pool, it is totally amazing.

    1. Thank you Marty! We love haning out outside

      1. Hello Julia,.What a fantastic backyard you created. What did you do to your stock pool on the outside and the inside? Was it to protect yourself from the hot metal?

  2. I loved reading your stock pool post and seeing the rest of your backyard today is so fun. You have some great zones and beautiful landscaping. Thanks for sharing all of your tips!

    1. Thanks Kathy! We love our yard

  3. I am amazed at how you have turned a small space into such a paradise. You use every inch! The little pool is a really neat idea for a small yard. You are so talented Julia!

    1. Thanks Donna, we tried to squeeze in as much as possible while trying to not overdo it.

  4. you guys have made your backyard such a beautiful retreat for you and your animals! i love it so much! i am in love with that stock tank pool, and suddenly have a watermelon craving.

    1. Thank you Jessica, I hope the weather will hold up this week so we can be out there.

  5. So cozy and unique. I really love the stock tank pool and all of your landscaping!

    1. Thank you so much Nancy

  6. You created a relaxing backyard. You can tell a lot of work was put into giving yourself a slice of peace and calm.

    1. Thanks so much Tammara

  7. Your yard is fabulous. Wish my hostas looked as healthy as your do! Do you have problems with slugs eating your hostas? They seem to love mine.

    1. Hi Ann, they only occasionally do but it’s not a problem. We have a problem with carpenter bees and ants instead

  8. Meryl King says:

    It’s so wonderful Julia! Congrats!

    1. Thank you so much Meryl!

  9. Hi Julia –

    What you have done to your small backyard is truly remarkable! Most homeowners would have never saw the potential and vision you had for it. It is beautiful and your own piece of paradise. I hope you get to enjoy many hours out there this summer and beyond.

    1. Thanks so much Diane! It all took a very long time and it was worth it for us.

  10. Beautiful! Great ideas and many thanks for sharing. I love how you have provided such a safe and great looking space for your fur babies so they are always included, too. This is how it should always be. Very safe and able to join the family since they are a huge part of it. I love including large rocks and small boulders for landscaping.

    1. Thanks Debbie, I wish I could screen in my entire yard so they could come outside with me wherever I am. I know they don’t like not being able to sit with me outside.

  11. I could get lost for hours enjoying this backyard oasis!! Absolutely glorious … I’ll be over in a bit 😎

    1. Thank you Jessica, visitors are always welcome 😉

  12. Corinna - TheBohoAbode says:

    I am smitten with your cool stock pond! Your yard is so unique and the landscaping is beautiful. The cat run is my kiddo’s favorite part.

    1. Thanks Corinna, I wish I could screen in the entire yard so they could hang out everywhere with us.

    1. Thanks Audrey, we really love it and have used it a lot.

  13. What an incredible backyard!!! Oh what I would do to have this as my outdoor space! That pool is amazing and the cat enclosure is just the coolest ever!

    1. Thank you Shelley, we do love it lots 😉

  14. Your yard is so inviting…love all the little areas.
    You certainly made the most of a small yard …especially love the pool.

    1. Thanks so much Margaret

  15. Janelle Burnett says:

    This is amazing. This would definitely be were I would be hanging out the entire summer.

    1. Thank you Janelle, we sure will be hanging out there a lot

  16. Tina Bousu says:

    Oh my gosh that stock tank pool, that is so awesome my kids would go crazy! And all of your lush landscaping, what a perfect backyard!

    1. Thanks Tina, my kids love it too, even though they are older already.

  17. Ofelia Rivera says:

    Absolutely stunning! Love how you kep it so natural and how you incorporate your plants, herbs, rocks and pool, not to mention pet friendly.

    1. Thank you so much Ofelia!

  18. This turned out amazing! As someone with a background in landscape design, I really appreciate your use of texture and how you incorporated plants around your space. Great work!

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